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thanks for joining us on this thursday december 10th. coming up in this half hour of news 4 today... two siouxland women enter pleas in court for their roles of a sioux city bank last summer. details from the courtroom in just a minute. also... as kids learn the ins and outs of computers, they're sharing what they know with local business leaders. we'll take you to the classroom where the kids are teaching the adults about technology. and later... for sick kids it can be an especially tough time of the year, but one 12 year old boy in new york is making the season brighter for a thousand kids. how he's doing it coming up. but first, here's ben.
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this morning, a couple of brief showers might form along it with some short-lived cloud cover. it will exit by this afternoon and resume our sunshine and 50- degree temperatures which will be present for one additional day tomorrow. wx timer @ :40 >> we have new details about two teens involved in a bank robbery this summer. ktiv's sam curtiss brings us the latest developments that took place yesterday in woodbury county district court.
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seemed as an inside job from the start. august 15th, perez, disguised as a man, said she had a weapon and demanded cash from the security national bank inside the hy- vee on hamilton boulevard in sioux city. on the other side of the counter, the teller out of sight, perez's friend, zevenbergen, a 2014 class valedictorian at elk-point jefferson high school in south dakota. zenvenbergen later told police she helped stage the robbery with perez. perez graduated from sioux city's east high school in 2015 and even participated in choir. surveillance video caught her casually walking away from the store with thousands of dollars that day. sioux city police zeroed in on both and arrested them a few days later. both zevenbergen and perez could face up to five years in prison along with heavy fines. their sentencing scheduled for february 10th. in sioux city, sam curtiss, ktiv news four. >> both teens will also have to repay the bank the thousands of dollars they took. weeks after the deadly terrorist attack on a paris concert hall... we now know who the third attacker was. investigators say he was 23-year-old frenchman, foued mohamed- aggad.
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traveled from strasbourg to syria with other radicalized young people in 2013. his mother learned in a text from syria that he was dead... and police matched his d-n-a to hers. the canadian government is pushing ahead with a plan to resettle thousands of syrian refugees in just the next few weeks canadian officials announced that the first military transport jets carrying syrian refugees are due to arrive late this week. but the price tag for resettlement has gone up. it now stands at 247 million dollars over four years. preparations are underway at canadian airports to process and welcome them with toys for their kids and signs in their language. canada's immigration minister says refugees will be welcomed... but will have to wait their turn. angry demonstrator s called on chicago mayor rham emmanuel to resign. wednesday was a day of raw emotion where protesters vented their anger at the chicago police board. the meeting came just hours after the mayor accepted responsibility for his handling
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fatal police shooting.... and apologized. the anger was ignited last month with the release of dash cam video that showed a chicago police officer shooting a 17 year old 16 times. the man accused of killing two civilians and a police officer at a planned parenthood in colorado springs last month was in court yesterday. 57-year-old robert dear was formally charged with 179 counts in the black friday shooting rampage. during the proceedings, dear had multiple outbursts, telling the court that he was a "warrior for the babies." he repeatedly said the words, quote "protect the babies", and that he quote "wanted the truth out." dear will be back in court on december 23rd. william porter, one of the six baltimore police officers accused in the death of freddie gray, took the stand in his own defense yesterday. gray died from a spinal injury days after being injured during a 45 minute ride in the back of a police van on april 12th. porter told a jury he checked on gray during a stop on the way to
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says there were no signs that gray needed medical attention. when asked why he didn't secure gray in seat belt porter said that even the most docile detainee presents a risk. porter pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, second degree assault, misconduct in office , and reckless endangerment. his case is expected to end by december 17th. a high school girls' basketball coach in des moines is facing charges related to sexual abuse. 46-year-old gerald johnson is charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee. he turned himself in tuesday afternoon. the penalty for a sexual exploitation conviction varies based on whether or not a pattern of sexual conduct is proven. this morning president barack obama will sign the 'every student succeeds act.' the senate passed the measure --- which is being called a "fix" for 'no child left behind'. it will become law with the president's signature today. among other changes, the bipartisan compromise will return the authority to decide
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in assessing teachers and schools back to the states. it will also end federal efforts to encourage academic standards like 'common core.' a morningside business student was recognized this week after winning a national prize in chicago. junior josh doering won a five-thousand dollar prize at the founders u.pitch competition monday night . he presented his agriculture tech startup project "seedslide." doering was one of 24 college students from around the country to compete after putting his entry on youtube. doering presented his startup to shark tank cast member daymond john. "while the five-thousand dollars is nice," "i think that's one of the lower things i actually took away from this experience. the networks, the connections i made there was really, really nice of just people who want to help me succeed." the seedslide is a device to increase safety and efficiency on the farm. it's put into the gate of a seed box. when you lift it up over the seed wagon you use a remote to open it so the seeds
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the startup company was launched in april. the government has changed the way it rates vechile safety. we'll tell you what officials are doing to keep you safer on the roads, coming up. ben: and i'll have your
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resume our sunshine and 50- degree temperatures which will be present for one additional day tomorrow. clouds will gradually become thicker going in to the weekend, when cooler temperatures settle in on saturday. we might squeeze out some light rain and possibly a mix of rain and snow saturday night and sunday as temperatures fall back into the 30s. next week will be much more representative of december with these temperatures and a chance of some additional mixed precipitation on tuesday. >> this week . the government announced a big change in the way it gives out safety ratings to new vehicles. from new tests ... to new dummies ... it's an effort to keep us all safer when we're on the road. brian mooar has the story from washington.
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when it comes to protecting vehicle occupants." the tests by the national highway traffic safety administration - along with the tests conducted by the private insurance institute for highway safety - are coveted by automakers, and trusted by consumers who want to know just how safe makes and models of cars really are. the government's new tests measure how well vehicles fare in crashes at different angles ... and how well people inside the car protected. (anthony foxx/secretar y of transportatio n :46 - :55) "the end result will be tests that more accurately impacts on the human body which will lead us to a more stringent rating system." the tests also determine how effective vehicles are at avoiding crashes to begin with. crash-test dummies are getting an upgrade, too. they'll better gauge the types and severity of injuries occupants might suffer in a crash. next-generation tests - designed to keep new generations of travelers safer than ever before. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>
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foxx says the new ratings actually create an incentive for automakers to make safer cars. we're just getting started this morning... when we come back... kids are learning about computer programming in elementary school... skills they'll use for the rest of their lives. but one group of students turned the tables and taught local
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computer programming is growing in the workplace and in schools. ktiv's tiffany lane has the story of one group you wouldn't expect to be teaching coding to local leaders.
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vanderloo's second grade class at loess hills elementary school. the school teaches two computer programs to all of its students. wednesday, they passed on their computer programming knowledge to local business, city and county leaders. "the grown ups didn't know how to do it so i showed them how to do it," said loess hills elementary school second grader colton pedersen. colton pedersen is just seven years old and has already been coding for a year. the school has students like colton program at least an hour a week. su "even though many of the business leaders have their own computer programming experience, they say even they learned a thing or two from mrs. vanderloo's second graders." "they showed me a little project and i was supposed to do it and i only made a couple mistakes," said terry murrell, president at western iowa tech community college. "but the student was right there to tell me exactly how and why i made the mistake and you know it was really kind of fun and exciting just to sit down with the students." principal john beeck says it's nice to be able to share their skills with influential local leaders. "schools are still a huge part of city, towns, community we want our community leaderknow what we're doing here becathills elementary scprinanto have a partnership with ta glimpse of whestudents may also be in the future. in sioux city, tiffanyktiv news 4.>> the visit from local business leaders comes during the "hour of code." the iowa governor's stem advisory council partnered with code- dot-org in the international challenge. loess hill's elementary school was one of six state schools to be awarded in a challenge during computer science education week. the school won four- thousand
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implementing an hour of coding into its curriculum this week. "loess hills has shown over and over again that they are dedicated to computer science," said molly faber, the northwest regional stem manager. "they have it within their entire curriculum. they participate in it weekly, not just one week out of the whole school year." principal beeck said they haven't decided yet what they will do with the reward. he said that it will go toward something to help increase the enthusiasm and ability to improve program coding. yesteray was a beautiful day to
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definitely the pick day of the week. but today's not looking to bad either. ben's in next with his forecast. and one boy started an organization to help children who are suffering from cancer. we'll show you what he's doing for them, after
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in this season of giving, think about this... when is the last time you really made a difference in someone else's life? a latham, new york boy has found a way to touch the lives of more than a thousand kids going through a tough time in the capital region and beyond. jessica layton reports.
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the children's hospital at albany medical center. there were hand made hats, crocheted with bold blues and pinks. hats that light up at the push of a button. tiny hats the size of jeremy's hand for babies and fleece hats for big kids. "we've gotten hats from the new york giants" "we also have new york jets and valley cats hats as well" this is the third year the latham boy has collected hats for kids fighting cancer. he got the idea after he started shaving his head to raise money for the st baldrick's foundation five years ago. "i realized your head gets really cold" and his heart went out to those children whose hair wouldn't grow back so quickly. so he and his family started setting up collection bins around the capital region. "you can always hope you get more than you got last year. but you can never really predict how many you're going to get" this year they collected 14 hundred hats. the child life specialist at albany med is overwhelmed by the delivery. s/lisa duggan / albany medical center 1:22- 1:30 "just the generosity of community and goodness that jeremy brought to us at the children's hospital is so wonderful "he really is an inspiration to all of us" "somebody i don't know helping someone they don't know" it's a special cycle that gets better every year. a
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from a big heart. >> it's . news and weather for you in our second half hour of news-4 today. first though.. here's a look at some of the events on the
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good morning and welcome back. some of the stories we're
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are receiving high-level classified briefings on the san bernardino shooting rampage. that comes a day after the fbi revealed startling new details about the attackers. not only are we learning more about what the radicalized husband and wife did - we're learning about what they failed to do. details from washington. and... local leaders talk with state lawmakers about issues facing the sioux city area. what was up for discussion? and later... a specialized education program helps children with autism and developmenta l delays cope with the sometimes negative experiences of eating. that's coming up in healthbeat 4. but first ben....
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this afternoon, lawmakers in washington are getting a classified briefing on the san bernardino terror investigation. tracie potts is on capitol hill with what they may learn behind closed doors... and the surprising new info we're already hearing from the fbi.
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potentially directed threat from terrorist groups..." today the fbi willllell lawmakers what its director could not say in public, when he dropped this bombshell about the san bernardino shooters: (sot: james comey/ fbi director :24-:39) "they were actually radicalized before they started courting or dating each other online. and online, as early as the end of 2013, they were talking to each other about jihad and martyrdom before they became engaged." that was before the rise of isis and before the u-s approved tashfeen malik to travel here on a fianc0e visa. (sot: josh earnest/ white house press secretary :47- :51) "it's still too early to make grand pronounceme nts about what could have been done differently." a year earlier the fbi says syed farook was talking to his neighbor about an attack. (sot: senator orrin hatch/ (r) utah :58-1:01) "i mean in all honesty my greatest fear is more attacks and more dead americans." as investigators dig for clues in the couples' smashed phones and hard drives, we're also learning there may have been other targets: this california a gh school farook inspected for work... or another building or public gathering. lawmakers are expected to learn
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homeland security and national counterterrorism center. also here: the state department is supporting congress' attempt to overhaul the visa waiver program. anyone traveling here from who's been to syria, iraq, iran, syria or sudan in the last five years would be required to get a visa. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. >> dozens of people converged on new york city hall yesterday to rally against donald trump in his own home town. city lawmakers and faith leaders came together to denounce trump's proposal to ban muslims from the u-s. new york's city council speaker sent a letter to community leaders, urging them to unite to oppose trump.
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have commented on the protest. trump's comments have been denounced by democrats, activists, and his rivals in the g-o-p presidential race. meanwhile, students at the university of virginia in charlottesville are combatting islamophobia with a small gesture. muslim students gave out hugs in response to statements made by donald trump. the students say they believeverump himself is harmless, but t s message is dangerous. they say they are most concerned about people who believe trump's message as fact. marco rubio campaigned in michigan yesterday... spending time in a state not among the traditional first-voting states that normally attract presidential candidates. the flflida senator spoke to backers in an airport hangar near detroit.. before attending an evening fundraiser. he mostly kept to his stump speech.. with tough criticism of president obama for refusing to say the u-s is in a war on radical islam. rubio also advocated for aggressive surveillance methods of suspected radicals in the u-s.. saying we
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than they know about us. democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders has a lead over hillary clinton in new hampshire. the latest poll shows 50-percent of likely democratic primary voters in new hampshire back sanders, 40-percent for clinton, and 1-percent for martin o'malley. the numbers are even higher for undeclared voters, with 55-percent backing sanders and 37-percent for clinton. that's quite a different story from national and iowa polling where hillary clinton holds double-digit leads. sanders is also making continued gains in favorability. 83-percent of likely democratic primary voters in new hampshire say they have a positive impression of the vermont senator, 68-percent for clinton, and 26-percent for o'malley. new hampshire will host the nation's first primary in february 2016. local lawmakers are preparing for the upcoming legislative session in des moines. sioux city city council held an annual meeting to talk to state lawmakers about
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areas it's trying to improve. some of the topics discussed were tax increment financing, the need for a growing workfofoe and public transportation funding. "this really helps us to understand some of the issues that they'll deal with on a week to week basis," said iowa state representative chris hall of sioux city. "whether it's economic development or workforce or quality of life issues, it really helps us to set an agenda going into session in january." city councilileets with the state lawmakers each year for this meeting. at the end of the event, each of the lawmakers discussed how they could take specific issues to the session that starts in january. plans to close some sioux city pools continue to move forward. yesterday, the sioux city parks and rec advisory ard unananously approved the proposed plan presented by the pool committee. the plan include closing leeds and cook pools after next season and replacing both facilities with a splash pad. riverside would stay the same. lewis pool would close after a new aquatic center is built in singing hills. leif erikson would remain open until the pool is no
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replaced with a splash pad. "the park board has really been engaged in this issue for a long time," "they've been participating in the process along the way. we've been talking about this issue for over a year now. so the park board was prepared to make this decision." the plan approved by both the parks committee and the pool committee will be presented to city council members on january 4th. after months of debate, the nebraska school activities association has paved the way for a potential transgender policy for high school athletes in the state. yesterday, in norfolk, the association voted to give first-round approval allowing individual school districts to decide what to do with athletes. to determine which gender a student would take part in for activites, documentation and a consultation from a doctor would have to happen first. "we had to do what we felt was in the best intetest of those ststents who've come to us and want to participate in nsaa activities. we believe the policy that's been presented fairly accounts for that as well as provides some
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facilities, such as locker rooms and rest rooms," the nsaa executive director jim tenopir said." the proposal has drawn criticism from both the aclu and nebraska catholic conference. the athlethic board will take action at its next meeting in january in lincoln. children with autism often struggle to eat healthy. we'll show you how a new program is helping kids overcome the issue in healthhat four.
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helplessness, guilt, frustration: those are the feelings of parents whose children have severe feeding problems. it goes much deeper than being picky about taste and texture. a unique feeding program works to target the root of this issue that oftentimes affects children on the autism spectrum. britney glaser has more in healthbeat four.
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textures. (sot: jordan haman, mother) "he would just kind of hit the spoon away, close his lips, start crying, fussing, and if we did put a spoonful of something in his mouth, he would immediately throw it up." an early steps evaluation at eight months confirmed sensory and texture issues. they only got worse with max's age, in spite of thh haman's dedication in introducing a varieey of ods, flavors, and textures. (sot: tim haman, father) "we were at the point where even just setting a plate in font of him when he's sitting at a table would cause him to cry and become very upset. i didn't know what to expect. i was just hoping that at some point we would be able to get him to eat something." at age three, max became one of the first children in a new feeding program. (sot: kim solari, occupational therapisis "are they having difficulties with tolerating textures, tastes or temperatures ? it could be a medical problem that they were born born with or something that's occurred since birth, a developmental disorder." five
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day, max works with a team of therapists around the table: speech, occupational, physical, and behavioral. (sot: sarah parks, behavior analyst) "our goal for each session was to get 10 bites or 10 attempts. sometimes he would take them and sometimes he wouldn't, but we would always stick with it." (reporter stand up: britney glaser) "for most of us the eating and socialization of meal time is it's own reinforcement but for a child like max that doesn't come naturally. positive reinforcemen t is oftentimes required and something as simple as a play time in the gym after a feeding session is what can get the task done." the consistency and sitive reinforcemen t has made a huge difference. after two months, max ate solids without throwing them up. now, this child who had once been drinking as many as eight pediasures a day can eat the food his family enjoys... and it's that enjoyment they hope he will also experience one day. (sot: : rdan haman, mother) "ouougoal would really be for him totonjoy a meal with us and enjoy food like we do and be able to eat healthily" (sot: tim haman, father) "he has definitely become more open in what he's willing to try, which i think is amazing." >> that was britney glaser
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coming up next on news 4 today.... one airline is hoping to get your attention with two words .. "free snacks!" and walmart is introducing a new app today that allows you to pay
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> a slump in technology shares yesterday helped turn early gains in stock indexes into losses across industries, extending the market's losing streak to a third day. the dow lost over 75 points to finish at 17,492.
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points and the s&p 500 gave up 16. today, the labor department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benets last week. also, freddie mac will report average u.s. mortgage rates. asian stock markets were mostly weaker today. there's a new way to pay at walmart... it's a mobile payment service called "walmart pay." today, the store is introducing walmart pay at select stores... allowing customers to pay with their smartphones. a nationwide launch is to be complete by the first half of next year. through the walmart app, customers can pay with any apple or android device, at any checkout lane, with any major credit, debit, pre-paid or walmart gift card. with the launch, walmart becomes the only retailer to offer its own mobile payment solution. for the first time ever, an american automaker will sell a car that was built in china. g-m says it will start selling the buick envision next y yr. it's a crossover s- u-v that was designed in the u-s, but built completely in china.
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china, and the automaker sells more vehicles there than in the u-s. but critics are blasting g-m for the move, suggesting that cheaper chinese labor could lead to fewer u-s jobs. the united auto workers unioio called on g-m to reconsider its plans and to build the envision at a s plant. the u-s government is suing j-c penney over the marketing of fiber products. u-s officials accuse the retailer of deceiving consumers by advertising textile fiber products a a containing bamboo o d bamboo fiber, when they actually contain rayon. according to a complaint filed by the department of justice and federal trade commission, j-c penney in "numerous instances" deceptively advertised products, such as men's socks, pillow shams and bath rugs, as containing bamboo. the government says the products contained rayon and should have been marketed as containing rayon under the federal textile fiber products identification act. united airlines announced it is
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economy passengers. the change a alies to united flights within north america and latin america starting in february 2016. passengers on flights before 9:45am will be served stroopwafel, which is a dutch, carmel-filled waffle. passengers flying later in the day can choose between a mix with rice crackers, sesame sticks and wasabi peas or one with mini pretzel sticks, cajun corn sticks, and ranch soy nuts. company officials say they want to refocus on things that matter to custouers and how they feel
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after the break, we'll have a rundown of todays headlines in siouxland. and fan's of the lion king can get excited about a new disney show featuring the characters. we've got the president and first lady's favorite pop culture picks coming up in
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representative of december with these temperatures and a chance of some additional mixed precipitation on tuesday. >> > two young women plead guilty in the robbery of a sioux city bank branch. that tops our siouxland news headlines this morning. angelica perez and heaven zevenbergen pleaded guilty to second- degree theft yesterday. the teens admitted to staging a robbery at the security national bank in the hamilton boulevard hy-vee store on august 15th. perez, disguised as a man, walked to the counter, said she had a weapon and demanded money. her friend zevenbergen was the teller and handed perez the cash. the women were arrested a few days later. they face up to five years in prison when they are sentenced february 10th. the sioux city parks and recreation advisory board unanimously approves the recommendati ons of the pool committee. under the plan, leeds and cook swimming pools would be closed after next
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replaced with splash pads. lewis pool would be closed after a new regional aquatic center is built in singing hills. leif erickson pool would remain open until ongoing structrual issues force its closure in the future. then it, too, would be replaced with a splash pad. the plan will be presented to the city council on january 4th. local lawmakers are prepararg for the legislative session that starts next month in des moines. they met with the city council yesterday about prorities to bring to the state capital. topics included tax increment financing, the need for a growing workforce and funding public transportatio n. state representativ e chchs hall says this a aual strategy session with local leaders helps lawmakers set an agenda going into the legislative session. a morningside college business student has won a national award. junior josh doering won a five-thousand dollar prize at this week's "founders u.pitch" competition in chicago. doering presented his agriculture tech startup project called the "seedslide" which is a safer way to load grain into a
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doering is one of 24 students from across the country to compete after putting his entry on youtube. he even got to present his startup to "shark tank" cast member daymond john the end of the year is in sight -- so now is a good time to look back. that's what the president and first lady are doing -- and they spilled their pop culture picks for this year. you may like the same things as the first family. mary moloney has the details in today's hollywood minute.
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out. (nats) on the small screen -- potutu watched d e knick (nats) and d chelle looked forrard to blackish. showing the first family -- is just like us.. (nats) lion king fans have something to celebrate. disney has a new show featuring simba and nala's family. catch the lion guard next month on the disney channel -- and you may spot some familiar faces. for hollywood minute -- i'm mary moloney. >> coming up in our third half hour of news 4 today. kids are often better with technology than older generatsions... and now some students show off what they know about computers to some local business leaders. and wayne state advanced to the nc- double-a division ii volleyball championship for the first time in school history. that's coming up in the sports
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good morning. thanks for joining us on this thursday december 10th. coming up in this half hour of news 4 today... two siouxland women enter pleas in court for their roles of a sioux city bank last summer. details from the courtroom in just a minute. also... as kids learn the ins and outs of computers, t ty're sharg what they know with local business leaders. we'll take you to the classroom where the kids are teaching the adults about technology. and later... in this week's law review, we'll talk about what to do with your finances as you near the end of life. and we're on day three of holiday trivia. we've got today's question coming up. but first, here's ben.
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with a much stronger wind. with a quick-moving frontal boundary this morning, a couple of brief showers might form along it with some short-lived cloud cover. it will exit by this afternoon and resume our sunshine and 50- degree temperatures which will be present for one additional day tomorrow. >> two wowon pleaded guilty to o charges they're facing for their roles in bank robbery this summer. ktiv's sam curtiss has details from the courtroom.
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guilty to second degree theft. zevenbergen, along with who police say was her accomplice, angelica perez, did the same on wednesday. both were arrested in what seemed as an inside job from the start. august 15th, perez, disguised as a man, said she had a weapon and demanded cash from the security national bank inside the hy- vee on hamilton boulevard in sioux city. on the other side of the counter, the teller out of sight, perez's friend, zevenbergen, a 2014 class valedictorian at elk-point jefferson high school in south dakota. zenvenbergen later told police she helped stage the robbery with perez. perez graduated from sioux city's east high school in 2015 and even participated in choir. surveillance video caught her casually walking away from the store with thousands of dollars that day. sioux city police zeroed in on both and arrested them a few days later. both zevenbergen and perez could face up to five years in prison along with heavy fines. theieisentencing scheduled for february 10th. in sioux city, sam curtiss, ktiv news four. >> both teens will also have to repay the bank the thousands of
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weeks after the deadly terrorist attack on a paris concert hall... we now know who the third attacker was. investigators say he was 23-year-old frenchman, foued mohamed- aggad. french officials said he traveled from strasbourg to syria with other radicalized young people in 2013. his mother learned in a text from syria that he was dead... and police matched his d-n-a to hers. the cacadian government is pushing ahead with a plan to resettle thousands of syrian refugees in just the next few weeks canadian officials announced that the first military transport jets carrying syrian refugees are due to arrive late this week. but the price tag for resettlement has gone up. it now stands at 247 million dollars over four yeyers. preparations are underway at canadian airports to process and welcome them with toys for their kids and signs in their language. canada's immigration minister says refugees will be welcomed... but will have to wait their turn. angry demonstrator s called on
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resign, yesterday was a day of raw emotion where protesters vented their anger at the chicago police board. the meeting came just hours after the mayor accepted responsibility for his handling of a fatal police shooting.... and apologized. the anger was ignited last month with the release of dash cam video that showed a c ccago police officer shooting a 17 year old 16 times. the man accused of killing two civilians and a police officer at a planned parenthood in colorado springs last month was in court yesterday. 57-year-old robert dear was formally charged with 179 counts in the black friday shooting rampage. duriri the proceedings, dear had multiple outbursts, telling the court that he was a "warrior for the babies." he repeatedly said the words, quote "protect the babies", and that he quote "wanted the truth out." dear will be back in court on december 23rd. this morning president barack obama will sign the e very stududt succeeds act.' the senate passed the measure --- which is being called a "fix" for 'no child left behind'. it will become law with the
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among other changes, the bipartisan compromise will return the authority to decide how to use students' test scores in assessing teachers and schools back to the statat. it will alal end federal effortsts encourage academic standards like 'common core.' a morningside business student was recognized this week after winning a national prize in chicago. junior josh doering won a five- thousand dollar prize at the founders u.pitch competition monday night . he presented his agriculture tech startup project "seedslide." doering was one of 24 college students from around the country to compete after putting his entry on youtube. doering presented his startup to shark tank cast member daymond john. "while the five-thousand dollars is nice," "i think that's one of the lower things i actually took away from this experience. the networks, the connections i made there was really, really nice of just people who want to help me succeed." the seedslide is a device to increase safety and efficiency on the farm.
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box. whwh you lift it up over the seed wagon you use a remote to open it so the seeds fall into the wagon. the startup company was launched in april. most people don't want to talk about what will happen their finances after they die. coming up in law review, we'll give you some tips on how to handle the hard-to- talk about subject.
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night and sunday as temperatures fall back into the 30s. next week will be much more representative of december with these temperatures and a chance of some additional mixixd precipitation on tuesday. >> when planning your financial future, have you made a plan for your finances after you die? it can be a tough subject to talk about. in today's "law review", we talk about your options to pass on your property,and possessions, to your family after you die.
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"what's the difference between a will and a trust fund?" matt breen asked. "both of them are tools that people use in their estate plan," said jeana goosmann, goosmann law firm. "the key difference is that, with a will, upon your passing, that document has to go through the court system through what we call a probate process. if you have a trust, it's a private document, and you can take care of some of your affairs in private. they're not just for the uber- wealthy people that we think about with trusts. there are lots of different kinds that can be taken advantage of." "if you're deciding between a will and a trust fund, what might make you lean toward the trust?" breen asked. "you might choose a trust if, for example, you live at the corner of iowa, nebraska and south dakota, and you own land in multiple states. if you had a will, you'd have to probate that property, and go through the court system, in all of those state," goosmann said. "if you want to avoid that 18-month process, it would be a good idea to move forward with a trust. also, if you want to avoid the costs and fees that go with probating those wills, which run about 2- percent of the total value of the estate, it might be more financially- beneficial to do a trust. there are lots of different kinds of trusts: special needs, asset protection, and business trusts. each of those different things will be taken into consideration when you meet with your attorney." "if we haven't t ade to that decision, about wills and trusts, what do you do to start that estate planning process?" asked breen. "first thing you have to do is
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the phone, and talk to an attorney, who can help you get started," goosmann said. "you have to get in there, make an appointment, and have that discussion." "what documents should i have when i start that process?" asked breen. "in order to make it a complete plan, you'll want your power of attorney in place for both your personaafinances, and for youu health care," goosmann said. "you'll also want a hipaa authorization, so your loved ones can help make those health care decisions. also, if you have any special disposition requests, whether you want to be cremated, or buried in a certain plot, those would be important things to take care of." "how often should i update that estate plan?" asked breen. "about every five-years, you should take a hard look at your estate plan," goosmann said. "or, any time you have a major life event. if you got married, if you had children, or if you moved to a
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most people don't get to say that they did something for the first time in their school's history. but that's what the wayne state volleyball team can now say. they're headed to the the n-c-double-a division two volleyball championship for the first time in school history. we'll have highlights from their road to victory up next in the
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wayne state college has beaten the odds to advance to the n-c- double-a division two volleyball championship for the first time in school history. ktiv's mark freund has more in the sports fource morning wrap.
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do a lot more than just make it to the regional," said senior setter leisa mcclintock. "this team is something special." now, regional losses are a thing of the past. "oh, we did it," said senior outside hitter elizabeth gebhardt. "we finally did something that we've been working all season for." three wins over nationally ranked-teams in regional play, including a sweep of number-1 concordia st. paul in the regional final, and wayne state was off to tampa for their first-ever elite eight. "we've been successful," said kneifl. "we've been ranked number one in the country on several different occassions. but we've never been in this position before. to take it to this level, it means a lot. but right now, we're just focused on this next week." when you're in unchartered territory, perspective is often key. wayne state knows they're close to bringing a national title home from tampa to rice auditorium. but the wildcats are still saying it's three down, three to go. "if you don't play your best, you're done, so you have to show up every day," said gebhardt. "you can't slack off one day. these teams are just as good as we are, because they've gotten this far as well." "it leaves you hungry, because you know you can accomplish way more things, way bigger things," said mcclintock. like more history, perhaps even wayne state's first national championship. "oh, it's 100 percent belief," said gebhardt. "our chances have gone up exponentially now for
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it's great to go down there and be confident that we can do this. it's just up to us now." in wayne, nebraska, mark freund ktiv sports fource. >> wayne state takes on carson-newman of tennessee in round one, this afternoon at 4 o'clock in tampa. the calendar says december, but the weather sure doesn't feel like it. ben's in next to tell us how much longer this mild weather will last. plus, we are on day three of our 12 days of holiday trivia. today's question is coming up. and computer programming has grown in schools and in the workplace over the years. but one group of students turned the tables and taught local businesses, city and county leaders a few computer
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with a much stronger wind. with a quick-moving frontal boundary this morning, a couple of brief showers might form along it with some short-lived cloud cover. it will exit by this afternoon and resume our sunshine and 50- degree temperatures which will be present for one additional day tomorrow. clouds will gradually become thicker going in to the weekend, when cooler temperatures settle in on saturday. we might squeeze out some light rain and possibly a mix of rain and snow saturday night and sunday as temperatures fall back into the 30s. next week will be much more representative of december with these temperatures and a chance of some additional mixed
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it's time for today's 12 days of holiday trivia question. today is the third of 12 questions, and al is in the lead with 2 points. ben and i are both tied at 1. each day we play for a player at
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here's who we're playing for today. i'm playing for doug olson from akron, iowa. i'm playing for janet fitch of battle creek, iowa. and i'm playing for michelle smith from sioux city. so let's get to it... here's our morning show producer kaitlyn kinney with today's question. thanks guys. now remember, if you get the question correct, your players win a 20 dollar gift card to a step in thyme florals. but even if you get the question wrong, your at home players are still winners. they'll get a 10 gift card to the floral shop. here is today's question... the poinsettia plant is a favorite way to add some color to the holidays. from what country does the poinsettia originate? (a) canada (b) trinidad (c) india (d) mexico and you can also play from home.
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al and sarah? thanks, kaitlyn. computer programming is growing both in schools and in the workplace. ktiv's tiffany lane has the story of one group you wouldn't expect to be teaching coding to local business leaders.
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hills elementary school. the school teaches two computer programs to all of its students. wednesday, they passed on their computer programming knowledge to local business, city and county leaders. "the grown ups didn't know how to do it so i showed them how to do it," said loess hills elementary school second grader colton pedersen. colton pedersen is just seven years old and has already been coding for a year. the school has students like colton program at least an hour a week. su "even though many of the business leaders have their own computer programming experience, they say even they learned a thing or two from mrs. vanderloo's second graders." "they showed me a little project and i was supposed to do it and i only made a couple mistakes," said terry murrell, president at western iowa tech community college. "but the student was right there to tell me exactly how and why i made the mistake and you know it was really kind of fun and exciting just to sit down with the students." principal john beeck says it's nice to be able to share their skills with influential local leaders. "schools are still a huge part of city, towns, community we want our community leaders, our business leaders to know what we're doing here because we like to have a connection with them," loess hills elementary school principal john beeck. "we want to have a partnership with them." a glimpse of where some of those students may also be in the future.
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ktiv news 4.>> it's . time for a break. we're back with our fourth half hour of news 4 today. first though.. here's a look at some of the events on the
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good morning and welcome back. some of the stories we're working on for you this morning... members of congress are receiving high-level classified briefings on the san bernardino shooting rampage. that comes a day after the fbi revealed startling new details about the attackers. not only are we learning more about what the radicalized husband and wife did - we're learning about what they failed to do. details from washington. and... local leaders talk with state lawmakers about issues facing the sioux city area. what was up for discussion? and later... a christmas scene under the sea in
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today's 12 days of holiday trivia question. but first ben....
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this afternoon, lawmakers in washington are getting a classified briefing on the san bernardino terror investigation. tracie potts is on capitol hill with what they may learn behind closed doors... and the surprising new info we're already hearing from the fbi.
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became engaged." that was before the rise of isis and before the u-s approved tashfeen malik to travel here on a fianc0e visa. (sot: josh earnest/ white house press secretary :47- :51) "it's still too early to make grand pronounceme nts about what could have been done differently." a year earlier the fbi says syed farook was talking to his neighbor about an attack. (sot: senator orrin hatch/ (r) utah :58-1:01) "i mean in all honesty my greatest fear is more attacks and more dead americans." as investigators dig for clues in the couples' smashed phones and hard drives, we're also learning there may have been other targets: this california high school farook inspected for work... or another building or public gathering. lawmakers are expected to learn more today from the fbi, homeland security and national counterterrorism center. also here: the state department is supporting congress' attempt to overhaul the visa waiver program. anyone traveling here from who's been to syria, iraq, iran, syria or sudan in the last five years would be required to get a visa. i'm tracie potts in
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dozens of people converged on new york city hall yesterday to rally against donald trump in his own home town. city lawmakers and faith leaders came together to denounce trump's proposal to ban muslims from the u-s. new york's city council speaker sent a letter to community leaders, urging them to unite to oppose trump. neither trump nor his campaign have commented on the protest. trump's comments have been denounced by democrats, activists, and his rivals in the g-o-p presidential race. meanwhile, students at the university of virginia in charlottesville are combatting islamophobia with a small gesture. muslim students gave out hugs in response to statements made by donald trump. the students say they believe trump himself is harmless, but his message is dangerous. they say they are most concerned about people who believe donald trump's message as fact.
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michigan yesterday... spending time in a state not among the traditional first-voting states that normally attract presidential candidates. the florida senator spoke to backers in an airport hangar near detroit.. before attending an evening fundraiser. he mostly kept to his stump speech.. with tough criticism of president obama for refusing to say the u-s is in a war on radical islam. rubio also advocated for aggressive surveillance methods of suspected radicals in the u-s.. saying we need to know more about them than they know about us. democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders has a lead over hillary clinton in new hampshire. the latest poll shows 50-percent of likely democratic primary voters in new hampshire back sanders, 40-percent for clinton, and 1-percent for martin o'malley. the numbers are even higher for undeclared voters, with 55-percent backing sanders and 37-percent for clinton. that's quite a different story from national and iowa polling where hillary clinton holds a double-digit leads.
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gains in favorability. 83-percent of likely democratic primary voters in new hampshire say they have a positive impression of the vermont senator, 68-percent for clinton, and 26-percent for o'malley. new hampshire will host the nation's first primary in february 2016. local lawmakers are preparing for the upcoming legislative session in des moines. sioux city city council held an annual meeting to talk to state lawmakers about what the city has been up to and areas it's trying to improve. some of the topics discussed were tax increment financing, the need for a growing workforce and public transportation funding. "this really helps us to understand some of the issues that they'll deal with on a week to week basis," said iowa state representative chris hall of sioux city. "whether it's economic development or workforce or quality of life issues, it really helps us to set an agenda going into session in january." city council meets with the state lawmakers each year for this meeting. at the end of the event, each of the lawmakers discussed how they could take
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session that starts in january. plans to close some sioux city pools continue to move forward. yesterday, the sioux city parks and rec advisory board unanimously approved the proposed plan presented by the pool committee. the plan include closing leeds and cook pools after next season and replacing both facilities with a splash pad. riverside would stay the same. lewis pool would close after a new aquatic center is built in singing hills. leif erikson would remain open until the pool is no longer operational. at that time it, too, would be replaced with a splash pad. "the park board has really been engaged in this issue for a long time," "they've been participating in the process along the way. we've been talking about this issue for over a year now. so the park board was prepared to make this decision." the plan approved by both the parks and pool committees will be presented to city council members on january 4th. after months of debate, the nebraska school activities association has paved the way for a potential transgender policy for high school athletes in the state.
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association voted to give first-round approval allowing individual school districts to decide what to do with athletes. to determine which gender a student would take part in for activites, documentation and a consultation from a doctor would have to happen first. "we had to do what we felt was in the best interest of those students who've come to us and want to participate in nsaa activities. we believe the policy that's been presented fairly accounts for that as well as provides some other guidance with regard to facilities, such as locker rooms and rest rooms," the nsaa executive director jim tenopir said." the proposal has drawn criticism from both the aclu and nebraska catholic conference. the athlethic board will take action at its next meeting in january in lincoln. an aquarium in south korea put on a special christmas show. but it wasn't your typical holiday display. we'll explain in what's trending. and i'll have your complete
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a south korean aquarium in seoul yesterday featured an underwater performance as part of celebrations to welcome the coming christmas season. a diver dressed up as santa swam with a school of more than 20-thousand shiny
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feeding them as they moved about in different formations. a white-spotted eagle ray was also part of the show. christmas has always been a major holiday in south korea, so they go all out for the holiday season. don't forget to take a guess at this morning's 12 days of holiday trivia question. the poinsettia plant is a favorite way to add some color to the holidays. from what country does the poinsettia originate? (a) canada (b) trinidad (c) india (d) mexico and be sure to weigh on what you think the answer is on the
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the stars wars premiere is more than a week away, but fans are already lined up at movie theaters. plus...it's that time of year again. michael buble is hosting is annual t-v christmas show. we'll have all the details
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>> jimmy fallon had amy poehler on his show last night.
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on the show tonight, chris hemsworth, jim gaffigan, and jamie lawson. you can catch the tonight show with jimmy fallon right here on ktiv at 10:35 after news 4.
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away... and michael buble looks to kick start the holiday spirit with a christmas special tonight on nbc. his "christmas in hollywood" special is his fifth one for the network... each one has been in a different city. this time around, he'll have celine dion, sharon jones and the dap kings and tori kelly joining him for special performances . buble says becoming a dad has made the specials even more meaningful to him. there are only eight days left until the force literally awakens in star wars fans across the nation, and some moviegoers in california have decided to wait out the time at the theater. a tent city has gone up in front the tcl chinese theatre in hollywood as fans are hoping to get a chance at seeing the december 17 early showing of the film. the people already in line are encouraging others to join them saying they believe the latest installment
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thursday al- actress raven-symone is 30 sarah- tv chef bobby flay is 51 al- actress susan dey is 63
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additional day tomorrow. clouds will gradually become thicker going in to the weekend, when cooler temperatures settle in on saturday. we might squeeze out some light rain and possibly a mix of rain and snow saturday night and sunday as temperatures fall back into the 30s. next week will be much more representative of december with these temperatures and a chance of some additional mixed precipitation on tuesday. >> we're wrapping things up on this thursday morning. when we come back we'll have the stories making top headlines in siouxland.
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you know families today are so stretched... ...they're working two jobs; they're working extra hours, but paychecks have barely budged. raising family incomes is the defining economic challenge of our time... i have a plan that will put raising incomes
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of our economy again. we've got to get back to making it possible... ...for anybody in america to go as far as their hard work will take them. that will be my mission as president. i'm hillary clinton, i approve this message and i hope you'll read my plan. >> two young women plead guilty in the robbery of a sioux city bank branch. that tops our siouxland news headlines this morning. angelica perez and heaven zevenbergen pleaded guilty to second- degree theft wednesday. the teens admitted to staging a robbery at the security national bank in the hamilton boulevard hy-vee store on august
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perez, disguised as a man, walked to the counter, said she had a weapon and demanded money. her friend zevenbergen was the teller and handed perez the cash. the women were arrested a few days later. they face up to five years in prison when they are sentenced february 10th. the sioux city parks and recreation advisory board unanimously approves the recommendati ons of the pool committee. under the plan, leeds and cook swimming pools would be closed after next summer and replaced with splash pads. lewis pool would be closed after a new regional aquatic center is built in singing hills. leif erickson pool would remain open until ongoing structrual issues force its closure in the future. then it, too, would be replaced with a splash pad. the plan will be presented to the city council on january 4th. local lawmakers are preparing for the legislative session that starts next month in des moines. on wednesday, they met with the city council about prorities to bring to the state capital. topics included tax increment financing, the
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funding public transportatio n. state representativ e chris hall says this annual strategy session with local leaders helps lawmakers set an agenda going into the legislative session. a morningside college business student has won a national award. junior josh doering won a five-thousand dollar prize at this week's "founders u.pitch" competition in chicago. doering presented his agriculture tech startup project called the "seedslide" which is a safer way to load grain into a wagon by remote. doering is one of 24 students from across the country to compete after putting his entry on youtube. he even got to present his startup to "shark tank" cast member daymond john
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plus.. amy poehler stops by studio 1.a. we'll talk about her new movie with tina fey.. and what they're planning for their upcoming return to s.n.l. and, complete coverage of this morning's golden globe nominations. when we get started, here on today. >> finally this morning, we've got a dynamic dunk from the nba last night that qualifies as must see tv. the chicago bulls were at boston for this game. derrick rose has his pocket picked by evan turner.... turner takes off and takes flight for a 360 jam. turner with the strip on one end, and a celebratory slam at the other. boston's evan turner with our play of the day from the nba. time to answer today's 12 days of
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and just to remind everyone, al is in the lead right now with two points. ben and i both have one. let's go to our morning show producer kaitlyn kinney. ok, kaitlyn, read us the question one more time. the poinsettia plant is a favorite way to add some color to the holidays. from what country does the poinsettia originate? (a) canada (b) trinidad (c) india (d) mexico and the answer for today is "d", mexico. there are over 100 varieties of poinsettia and it is indigenous to mexico and
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